Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Jean de Dieu Sikulibo (University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, Rwanda)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 328
ISBN13: 9781522581949|ISBN10: 1522581944|EISBN13: 9781522581956|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8194-9

Description

All too often in situations of armed conflicts, rape and other acts of sexual violence are used as military tactics. The use of sexual violence as a strategy of war is distinctively destructive and not only leaves victims with significant psychological scars but also tears apart the fabric of families and affected communities.

Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research that analyzes these crimes and their implications for the needs of victims in post-conflict justice processes and how these needs can be effectively addressed in order to support the affected community. To conduct this analysis, it explores the distinct aspects of these crimes to understand the nature and extent of the social challenges and damage facing the victim, and examines the challenges and limitations of international criminal justice in dealing with a wide range of victim needs. While highlighting topics including judicial accountability, victims’ rights, and criminal justice, this book is ideally designed for psychologists, therapists, government officials, academicians, policymakers, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accountability Mechanisms
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Judicial Accountability
  • Jurisprudence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Transitional Justice
  • Victims’ Needs
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Witnesses

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